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Welcome to the Cyber Security Review website.

The growth of the internet has impacted profoundly on everyday life and the global economy. It has evolved into a global, interconnected network of systems and information – cyberspace – that we know today, transforming the conduct of business and opening new markets.

Threats to cyber security are persistent and constantly evolving. With an ever-growing number of cyber attacks on critical infrastructure, online commerce and the private sector worldwide, security experts are finding that their work has become a race against the attackers.

The Cyber Security Review is designed to draw on the combined knowledge, skills and expertise of the cyber security community to identify the emerging threats and facilitate the development of coherent policies and robust capabilities.

Our mission is to promote dialogue and provide a platform for information exchange and cooperation between stakeholders, industry, academia and security experts worldwide.

Latest news 

  • Intel AMT bug bit Siemens industrial PCs

    July 3, 2017

    You don’t need state-sponsored hackers to crack industrial control systems, just an empty Intel AMT login – something Siemens started patching against last week. The bug in Intel’s Active Management Technology emerged in June. It allowed a user to exploit AMT features with an empty login string, and has been shipping in processors since 2010. In Siemens’s ...

  • Researchers Crack 1024-bit RSA Encryption in GnuPG Crypto Library

    July 3, 2017

    Security boffins have discovered a critical vulnerability in a GnuPG cryptographic library that allowed the researchers to completely break RSA-1024 and successfully extract the secret RSA key to decrypt data. Gnu Privacy Guard (GnuPG or GPG) is popular open source encryption software used by many operating systems from Linux and FreeBSD to Windows and macOS X. It’s ...

  • Vietnam seeks EU smart city know-how

    July 1, 2017

    Ho Chi Minh City requires Europe’s experience and solutions to create smart cities, a conference heard on June 30. Speaking at the “Cyber security, Internet of Things and Connected Services towards a smart city” conference, organised by the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham), Vo Quang Hue, vice chairman of EuroCham, said: “The Smart Cities ...

  • U.S. warns businesses of hacking campaign against nuclear, energy firms

    July 1, 2017

    The U.S government warned industrial firms this week about a hacking campaign targeting the nuclear and energy sectors, the latest event to highlight the power industry’s vulnerability to cyber attacks. Since at least May, hackers used tainted “phishing” emails to “harvest credentials” so they could gain access to networks of their targets, according to a joint ...

  • Civil rights warriors get green light to challenge UK mass surveillance

    June 30, 2017

    The High Court in London, England, has given Liberty permission to challenge parts of the UK’s Investigatory Powers Act. The act, which was passed into law last year, offers the state unprecedented powers to monitor the population en masse, and to collect and retain bulk personal and communications data. It has been roundly condemned by privacy and ...

  • Wikileaks Reveals CIA Malware that Hacks & Spy On Linux Computers

    June 30, 2017

    WikiLeaks has just published a new batch of the ongoing Vault 7 leak, this time detailing an alleged CIA project that allowed the agency to hack and remotely spy on computers running the Linux operating systems. Dubbed OutlawCountry, the project allows the CIA hackers to redirect all outbound network traffic on the targeted computer to CIA ...

  • Great need to ‘improve’ the cyber security in industrial control systems

    June 30, 2017

    There is a pressing need to improve cyber security in industrial control system (ICS) environments to avoid future breaches that could impact critical national infrastructure concludes CREST, the not-for-profit accreditation body representing the technical information security industry. This is based on a report, which highlighted a number of challenges and suggests that more technical security testing has ...

  • IAI investing in European cybersecurity companies

    June 29, 2017

    Israel Aerospace Industries’ Cyber Division is investing in companies in Holland and Hungary to expand its research and development activities in the field. These investments join IAI’s cyber-operations in Israel, Switzerland and Singapore, where it operates R&D and innovation centers, the company said when making the announcement on Thursday. “Our investments in local software companies form the ...

  • Security researcher creates ‘vaccine’ against ransomware attack

    June 28, 2017

    A vaccination for the global cyber attack that infected thousands of machines in dozens of countries has been discovered by an American security researcher. The simple antidote to the Petya ransomware, which stops computers from being able to launch and demands a $300 (£234) payment, uses an empty folder to block the virus from working. It could prevent further ...

  • Your Linux Machine Can Be Hacked Remotely With Just A Malicious DNS Response

    June 28, 2017

    A critical vulnerability has been discovered in Systemd, the popular init system and service manager for Linux operating systems, that could allow remote attackers to potentially trigger a buffer overflow to execute malicious code on the targeted machines via a DNS response. The vulnerability, designated as CVE-2017-9445, actually resides in the ‘dns_packet_new‘ function of ‘systemd-resolved,’ a ...

  • Cybersecurity stocks rally as ransomware attack targets thousands of computers

    June 28, 2017

    Cybersecurity stocks are soaring as a vicious new form of malware has left thousands of computers grounded. Many cybersecurity companies saw their stocks rally Wednesday as the “Petya” ransomware program immobilized more than 12,000 computers from companies around the world in order to extort money from their owners, according to numbers from Microsoft. After halting its shares ...

  • Britain prepared to use air strikes or send in troops as retaliation against future cyber attack

    June 28, 2017

    Britain could launch military retaliation such as air strikes against a future cyber attack, the Defence Secretary has suggested. Sir Michael Fallon warned potential attackers that a strike on UK systems “could invite a response from any domain – air, land, sea or cyberspace”. The Defence Secretary said the UK’s ability to carry out its own cyber ...

  • Petya cyber attack: Ransomware spreads across Europe with firms in Ukraine, Britain and Spain shut down

    June 27, 2017

    Major firms, airports and government departments in Ukraine have been struck by a massive cyber attack which began to spread across Europe on Tuesday afternoon. In Ukraine, government departments, the central bank, a state-run aircraft manufacturer,  the airport in Kiev and  the metro network have all been paralysed by the hack. In the UK, the advertising firm WPP said ...